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Advanced Space Antenna for GPS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F141-243-1642
Solicitation Year:
2014
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF141-243
Solicitation Number:
2014.1
Small Business Information
Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC
24 Cascade Road Arnold, MD 21012-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Advanced Space Antenna for GPS
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-14-M-0097
Award Amount: $149,538.00
 

Abstract:

The objective of this Phase I SBIR effort is to develop and demonstrate an advanced, space antenna with a steerable, formable beam for Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites. GPS satellites currently use fixed beam L-band antennas to provide hemispherical coverage of the earth. There is a need to be able to focus the GPS broadcast on a specific area of interest, steer it to maintain the beam on that area, and provide additional signal strength for better general reception and overcoming a jammer, etc. The primary objective of this effort is to develop and demonstrate a simultaneous and completely independent three-beam transmit array antenna for use on a GPS satellite that will completely fulfill this need. AOE will focus its attention on active phased array solutions in order arrive at an architecture that exhibits graceful degradation and distributes power and heat over the entire surface of the array. Under this proposed effort, AOE will be working with Boeing (a positioning, navigation, and timing, or PNT prime contractor) to help ensure applicability of AOE"s efforts and begin work towards technology transition.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Schmier
President
(410) 626-7682
rschmier@alphaomegaem.com

Business Contact:

Robert Schmier
President
(410) 626-7682
rschmier@alphaomegaem.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alpha Omega Electromagnetics, LLC
24 Cascade Road Arnold, MD 21012-

EIN/Tax ID: 522087587
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No